Manufacturers & Procurement

UD Trucks, a Japanese truck manufacturer and a part of Volvo Group, marked one of its best performing years in the Middle East and East Africa region in 2017, with a 50 per cent sales increase in the Saudi markets and two-fold growth in Bahrain.

Mabani Steel, a unit of leading Saudi business entity Al Rajhi Holding, has announced that it has been awarded a major contract to provide steel structure solutions for the King Avenue Mall project in Jeddah.

USG Boral, a renowned manufacturer of interior building finishing products, is this year launching a couple of innovations that offer high-performance acoustics, better aesthetics and virtually limitless possibilities in design.

Topiq Sonic element ceiling rafts offer architects and interior designers flexible and stylish solutions while providing the desired acoustic performance in new or older buildings, says its manufacturer Knauf AMF, part of the global Knauf Group.

Gripple of the UK has successfully combined the functionality and best features of two of its products to offer a single suspension solution that delivers increased speed, higher load performance and easier adjustment.

Bonar Natpet, a leading geosynthetics producer and supplier in the Middle East, has offered its expertise on a road project being constructed in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (Sezad) in Oman. Part of the road will be constructed over Sabkha soil, which needs to be stabilised.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is set to enter the rigid hauler market with its own complete Volvo brand range in the second quarter of 2018.